real people models & talent
Real People is always looking for new talent. We need all ethnicities, looks, shapes, and sizes. If you live in the state of Alabama (or closer to Birmingham than Atlanta), please refer to the Birmingham agency’s website for their procedures.
What are you looking for in an applicant?
Marketability. Note: Marketability changes with seasons, trends, and client needs.
Fashion Model. Fashion models, both male and female, wear clothing for print, broadcast or runway. Regardless of the client, such as Wal-Mart, Saks, Levi's or Ralph Lauren, there is a height and size requirement. If you do not fall within these requirements, you will not be interviewed or selected.
Females - 14yrs old and up – at least 5'8" and size: 4/6/8. Plus size: 12/14/16/18.
Males – at least 5'11 to 6'2" – Waist 30 to 34" – Jacket 40 to 44"
Lifestyle Models. Lifestyle models appear in real life situations for print and broadcast. Models are frequently hired to appear in ads for products ranging from soap powder to healthcare; for clients like Coke, Delta, etc. You must be professional and have a flexible work schedule. We need all ages, especially mature models.
Actors. For actors, two years television experience is required. Tools required include a headshot and resume'. We need all ages, especially mature actors.
Open Call
In Atlanta, we do have Open Call one day a week. Currently our open call is on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. You do not need an appointment during Open Call. However, it is advisable to call (404) 350-4145 the day before you come in, to verify it is still taking place. Due to unexpected events, it could change. You will need to bring a non-returnable photo to leave with us. This doesn’t have to be a professional photograph, a snapshot is fine. We do not allow walk-ins any other time. You are also welcome to submit by mail. Follow the Submission Procedures instructions below. Our Birmingham office does not conduct Open Calls, to be considered you must submit by mail only.
Submitting by Mail
To be considered by Real People for representation, one needs to submit a head shot or composite card. If you do not have one of these, then you need to send us two (2) NON RETURNABLE snapshots via U.S. mail. WE DO NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT SLIDES, CONTACT SHEETS OR NEGATIVES. Photos can be snapshots taken with a regular camera. Professional photos are not necessary at this stage. We need one close up (smiling) and one full body shot. Please, only the person to be considered should be in the photo. We want to be able to clearly see you. If you have an acting resume, please submit it, if not, then on the back of each photo, we need the following information:
Name (if under 19, then include parent’s name also)
Date of birth
Current age
Clothing sizes
Phone number(s)
E-Mail address
Photos must be submitted along with a self-addressed (with your address) STAMPED envelope. We will only respond with your stamped envelope. We will reply within 4 to 6 weeks. If we are interested in meeting you, we will call you to set up an appointment. If not, we will send you a response in your furnished stamped envelope.
Mail to:
Real People New Talent
1876 DeFoor Ave. Bldg. 7
Atlanta, GA 30318
We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of submissions due to the volume received. Please do not call the agency for such information.
The decision not to meet with you is determined solely by our current market needs and your experience, and does not reflect personally you in any way.
The Atlanta and Birmingham offices will only accept submissions from hopefuls who live within a two (2) hour drive from either location. The industry gives very short notice, usually 12 to 24 hours. If you live outside our required area, check with agencies in your area.